Founders All Day IPA | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA
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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

Added by Avagadro on 06-05-2010

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919
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6,924
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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Reviews: 919 | Ratings: 6,924
Photo of illpass78
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a rusty, clear orange. Head and lacing both minimal. Carbonation moderate.

Aroma: Smells of citrus, pine, lemon, hops and grass. All typical IPA smells. Smells hoppier than 42 IBUs. Alcohol is faint.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, but it's kind of underwhelming. The lemon note is a little too dominant. It's very average.

Mouthfeel: It's thinner than I'd prefer. Somewhat watery for an IPA.

Overall: This is a very mediocre beer in my opinion. It does what they want it to do - it's an IPA you can plow through all day because of low ABV - but it's really boring. It seems like a stab at a pale ale / IPA hybrid and I think it would be better if they'd committed to one or another. It could serve as a good "bridge" beer to help folks move from pales to IPAs, so it's not without value.

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Photo of RobbDogg
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DRINKABLE. A great summer beer. Lower alcohol and a crisp refreshing feel make for an IPA that can be grabbed one after another from a cooler. Pine, fruit hops, grapefruit and a hint of strawberry, and just a touch of a bitter aftertaste remind you that you are drinking an IPA. Get this for your summer BBQ. Everyone should be happy.

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Photo of eepound2
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a can. Color is a nice see through copper/orange. Pretty decent head on this pour not too foamy.

Smell is good, fruity with some hop aroma. Taste is also good, not outstanding but a nice balance with some definite citrus flavors. Overall, this beer is pretty good and I'll give it a try again.

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Photo of lewzer99
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: It pours a clear orange-brown, with a tan one finger head that fades quickly with no lacing.
S: A lot of grapefruit
T: A little tartness up front fades to a lingering hoppy bitterness and some biscuity malt
M: medium bodied with slight crispness. It' a little less refreshing than I would like.
I: Tasty and drinkable mild

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Founders All Day IPA has a fairly thick, foamy, off-white head, a somewhat hazy (suspended sediment), bubbly, burnished gold appearance, and a bit of residual lacing. Aroma is pineapple, hop resin, and white bread. Taste is the same, with moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Founders All Day IPA finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and refreshing. Overall, an excellent example of a ho-hum style. Elevated price and disappointing presentation, in the overall scheme of things.

RJT

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Photo of humuloner22
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have recently gotten into the "session" IPA realm. I tried the Stone which was amazing for the amount of alcohol. It usually takes more alcohol to boost up the flavor profile but it was great.
This one is not far from that range. Its about the same alcohol content so you can drink a few which is nice.

Appearance: Golden with a little red hue going on, but pretty much a straw yellow.

Smell: Not overly powerful, but there is a good amount of that flora hop aroma there along with some malt sweetness, this one is very balanced in that regard.

Taste: It has the hops but is a bit more sweet than the Stone. It was good, but I still think for this one anyway the Stone edges them out. Which is hard for me to say because I do tend to favor Michigan breweries, now if Bell's could get something going? They may, and I just don't know it yet.

Overall: This is a good beer and one I would go to for sure, especially if the price was right and the price was right on this one. About the same quality and taste as the Stone but less expensive, so in the future I may go for the Founders more often.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Chimes, Covington, LA

A: Clear, golden, with a half finger off-white head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

S: Piney hops, resin, grapefruit. Citrus-y.

T: Light hops blend well with bready malts. A good balance. Nice citrus presence. Very smooth and drinkable. Light bitterness on the finish. Definitely an all day drinker. But kinda boring.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Hopheads would think this one is a wussy. But maltfreaks wouldn't be offended. A decent "mow the lawn" beer. Not one of Founders' standouts, but not bad, either.

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Photo of benloho
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Updated review from 5/25/14. Drank in a head-to-head blind tasting with Stone Go To IPA.

Bottle dated "5/5/14" poured into a snifter glass.

A: Pours a beautiful light and clear copperish color. Not much head. Slight lacing. A few bubbles streaming up fro the bottom of the glass.

S: Not getting much aroma at all from the glass. Later on I stuck my nose in the bottle and picked up a slight hop presence. Maybe some citrus and a little bit of pine. But not much at all. Not at all what I was expecting.

T: The IPA qualities come through here. A real strong bitterness pulled through with earthy and grassy hop characteristics and a slight citrus grapefruit peel taste. I get a hint of watered down caramel malt.

MF: The watery taste is part lack of any malt balance (typical of session IPAs) but also part from the lack of carbonation. So I don't get the crispness I want in a warm weather session beer. Very drinkable, just not thirst quenching.

O: Overall I am disappointed. There is a clear hop difference when comparing to Stone Go To, specifically in the aroma, which makes sense of Go To's 65 IBUs vs. All Day's 42 IBUs. I do get more of a maltiness the Go To which makes this easier to drink as time goes on. And in that case, All Day becomes the better session, while Go To is clearly the better IPA.

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Photo of Samp01
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus floral hops and some grass notes. Taste is mostly citrus hops with a very tangy grapefruit note, some biscuit malt makes it way thru along with some fresh cut grass. Palate is a medium body, light crisp mouth feel with mild carbonation. This brew is seems to be a bit on the citus hops and tangy grapefruit side with some grass notes and a bit of biscuit malt. Overall its a still a good drinking session brew.

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Photo of dank203
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer is good for what it's meant for: a tasty, refreshing yet flavorful beer, and out of a can, it's a go to, easy to grab, great when fresh and cold and right outta the can. I prefer it that way. its not really big or complex, just a great beer to hang out and drink, got a 15pk of cans

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a frothy white head that laces erratically but thickly. Color is a dirty deep golden. Aroma presents with a tangy, piney, spicy, herbal hop character and slight pale grains. Flavor is very much like any other IPA with strong hop flavors and very little malt character. Bitterness is appropriate to the gravity, although a bit skewed toward alpha acids. Mouthfeel is similar to domestic lagers, light, airy and crisp. Overall, this is a beer that defies its low gravity. Having been introduced to the style in Oklahoma brewpubs who had to improvise on the 4% abv limit they had to work within, I knew American IPA can be credibly done without the 6%+ abv. It takes getting used to (for me, again), but the upshot is that you get the same satisfying hop rush but you can drink this stuff all session long and still have your wits about you.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

355mL Can. Served in DFH/Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden colour with an initially large head comprised of large and hollow bubbles; recedes quickly to an unpleasant-looking muck atop the beer. Minimal carbonation visible. Lacing is good but messy.

S: I get a heavy skunkiness at the front that lingers in the background until the end. Some nice basic pine and some herbal hop notes. Hint of citrus. Simple aroma but not bad.

T: Caramel sweetness followed by a sharp hit of grapefruit that lingers. Notable grass and a heavy piney hop presence which accentuates the bitterness. Again, fairly standard but well done.

M: Medium body. Amazingly smooth. Medium carbonation. Adore the mouthfeel.

O: A well-made, simple IPA that is exceptionally tasty for the low ABV. I would and will session this. As advertised!

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Photo of bylerteck
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint at City Tap House in DC. From notes.

A - Hazy golden colour with mild carbonation. One finger of white head left minimal lace and a film of retention.

S - Nice bright citrus, tropical notes, grass.

T - Soapy, lemon, tropical citrus and grass again.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body and not overly bitter.

O/D - Tasty little sessionable beer. Not sure why this has so much hype with so many breweries doing this style now, but it's definitely good. The soapiness was a bit of an issue, but all in all, a good beer.

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Photo of Duhast500
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass.

The color is a orange/gold with a finger or two of foamy white head with a little thin lacing left on the glass.

The smell is hoppy pine at first. There is a nice sweet malt backbone that does have a presence here in the nose. There is some nice flowery grass aroma here that is quite pleasant.

The taste is bit different with some bitterness charging forward giving a slight resin flavor that is a little off putting. The is a touch of grapefruit and pine flavor there before going into a malt flavor that barely has a chance to get used to before the bitterness returns pop at the end.

The feel of the beer is medium bodied and has a nice drinkable feel to it. There is lighter carbonation on this beer and the low ABV helps bring the flavor without bringing the intoxication.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All Day IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 tulip glass

Pours a light copper orange with some yellow highlights on the bottom of the glass. A thin white circle for a head forms along the top of the pour. Random patterns of sticky lace cling to the glassware.

Floral aroma with some citrus whiffs and a baked vanilla cookie.

Toasted biscuit malt backbone with a pleasant citrus blast that opens and brightens the profile of this IPA. Subtle hints of lemon tart and orange juice sweetness each sip. The carbonation level is great too. A well crafted IPA that has an excellent drinkability level.

It's refreshing to have an enjoyable IPA that doesn't overpower the taste buds with an aggressive hop finish. This offering by Founders is appropriately named a "session ale" because I'm ready to pour another freshy.

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Photo of Pbody
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great overall session IPA, awesome hop taste, hints of citrus, I would recommend this beer to anyone who loves IPA's. Founders Brewery is a neat spot if you are in Grand Rapids MI you should check it out, They have a great selection of top notch beers and great sandwiches.

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Photo of Craigory
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Single can from a friend, no apparent date code. Poured into an All Day IPA pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden body with an inch of soapy, white head. The head hangs around for a few minutes, but eventually recedes to a wispy cap, leaving no lacing as I drink. It looks like a decent, but not spectacular, IPA.

S: Opening the can releases quite the burst of aroma; in the glass, I get an ample display of citrusy hops and fairly strong grain scent. Not bad at all for such a "small" beer.

T: A bit of citrusy hops, some more generic hop bitterness, and a lot of grain. Finishes with an interplay of hop bitterness and malt sweetness, though as the beer warms more of a lingering grainy bitterness shows up. On the whole, the flavor is good, but I don't see myself drinking this "all day."

M: Medium-bodied, with a grainy mouthfeel. I wasn't expecting much, and it delivers.

O: As an IPA, this would be a one-time beer for me. As a "Session IPA," it really does manage to hit all the notes while keeping the ABV low.

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Photo of RavenForBeer
4.8/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is an amazing beer. Something that you can truly drink ALL DAY! Hmmm, wonder if that has anything to do with the name of the beer?

Great golden color and very clear. Small inch head that dissipates quickly with mild lacing. Probably one of the reason I enjoyed drinking this beer so much was from the mouthfeel. It was so smooth and light.

It is not an overpowering hoppy IPA, but still has a great hop taste. Minimally bitter. And can be enjoyed ALL DAY as it is a session beer.

Overall: I loved it and would drink it as a go to daily beer. In fact, I might just do that with St. Patrick's Day coming up in Savannah, Georgia in a week!

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Photo of y2jrock60
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark yellow/light orange with a thin head that doesn't lace.

S- Tropical fruit, Citrus, Pine, Funk, and fresh apple aromas. It smells clean and refreshing.

T- Slightly sweet upfront with a burst of tropical fruit. Citrus and pine make an appearance in the middle followed by a mellow bitter finish.

M- Medium-light bodied with low carbonation. It is also slick on the tongue.

O- A very tastey and refreshing beer. It's the perfect beer when you're craving flavor but not an abundance of bitterness or alcohol.

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Photo of AntyGravity
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could drink this beer all day. Hey!!! I think that's what Founder's had in mind. One of the most deliciously refreshing beers I've ever had. Perfect for a hot day by the pool. Won't get you too smashed either. Really a very solid, well balanced IPA. Citrus notes, pleasant bitter finish. I honestly can't think of a better beer to accompany you while mowing the lawn or on a trip to the beach.

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Photo of watermelon
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip glass. THis is the third one I've had today.

A: Translucent rust body with a two finger soapy bone colored head. Head went down quickly to a cap leaving good lacing.

S: Grapefruit and pine, along with some floral and citrus scents.

T: Slightly bitter some hopes are present in the taste.

M: Proper carbonation body while a bit thin for the style is thicker then many beers for the ABV

O Its a good IPA, I like that is session able however Its too expensive for what it is. Also its got a fair amount of body so while consumption is easier then most IPAs its harder then your average AAL, this makes it a bit more work to catch a buzz, although this could be seen as a positive for some I suppose.

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Photo of neenerzig
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz can into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a mainly clear, slightly hazy medium golden color with a bit of a copper/amber hue. The fluffy white head is a good inch or so thick when first poured that eventually settles to a nice medium sized ring lining the surface of the beer and the inside of the glass. Not much foam on the surface otherwise or lacing though. Wish there was more of both. Aromas of some caramel grainy malt sweetness followed by citrus hops. the taste pretty much follows suit wit some grainy caramel malt sweetness upfront that gives way to a very nice citrus hop bitterness backbone on the back of the tongue. Very nice balance, but the citrus hop bitterness is the slightly stronger of the 2 flavors here. Has a crisp, frothy, slightly creamy, slightly prickly, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way well crafted beer should be. For an easy drinking session IPA, as expected, Founders does pretty well here!

Eric

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: golden, amber, cloudy with 1 finger head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin layer of foam that lasted throughout. There was a good amount of lacing on the glass, light carbonation.

SMELL: sweet malt, flowers, piney hops, pepper. Very pleasant.

TASTE: The taste does not exactly follow the nose, this is a hop dominant IPA with no hint of the flowery sweet malt that you get in the smell. The hops are pleasant but do not overpower making this very drinkable.

PALATE: this is a medium body beer with lighter carbonation.

OVERALL: This is a very good IPA and I would but it again. It's low in alcohol (4.7%) compared to most IPA's I've tried which means I can enjoy more of it. The name is very fitting because you could drink this all day while fishing. This is the second beer I've had from Founders. They have yet to disappoint me.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden yellow color and not so clear.

S: Usual pale ale type of aroma: pine, grass, hops.

T: Pineapple, grass, wheat (a character I really like about this one), fresh wet hops, apple skins, lemon, and a touch of malt.

M: This has more of a 'smooth' type of feel. Not bad at all.

O: Not a bad beer. This is especially good for sessioning, obviously.

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Photo of JonAdams
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wow, an excellent beer that I'd never heard of before. Of course, there's lots of beers that fit that qualification, probably. A bit of pine, didn't detect or miss lemon, worked well with the jalapeno-spiced food that I enjoyed with the beer. Clear and pleasantly deep golden color, with no hint of malt. A quality IPA, and one that I will look for and drink again (next time in warmer weather).

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Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
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